Klug was the representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1991 to 1998.
Klug is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Klug sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Klug was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2024 (104th): Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act
- H.R. 2969 (104th): Federal Tea Tasters Repeal Act of 1996
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Klug sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Klug’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3441 (105th): National Environmental Education Amendments Act of 1998
- H.R. 3171 (105th): To require the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate from its regulations the ...
- H.R. 1446 (105th): Extremely Low Frequency Communications System Termination Act
- H.R. 1295 (105th): National Energy Laboratories Reorganization Commission Act of 1997
- H.R. 877 (105th): To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prevent students called ...
- H.R. 3645 (104th): National Environmental Education Amendments Act of 1996
- H.R. 3548 (104th): States Rights Act of 1996
From Jan 1991 to Dec 1998, Klug missed 104 of 4,581 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills